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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 3, 2011 4:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Alfred

No, not Batman's concierge...

Just one of the all-time greats. A phenomenal wooden set, followed by typically high-energy 1970 intensity in particularly excellent sound quality. Just about as good as the Harpur performance. I have to dust this one off occasionally. I'm never disappointed...


5/1/70 - Alfred College

Deep Elem Blues, I Know You Rider, Monkey and the Engineer -> Candyman, Me And My Uncle, Mama Tried, Cumberland Blues, The Race Is On, Wake Up Little Susie, New Speedway Boogie, Cold Jordan, Uncle John's Band

Drums -> Not Fade Away, Hard To Handle, Cryptical Envelopment -> Drums -> The Other One -> Cryptical Envelopment, High Time, Turn On Your Lovelight

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-05-01.sbd.miller.95683.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Mar 4, 2011 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alfred

"not Batman's concierge"

that's right, Alfred is Batman's batman

edit: forgot to mention, i agree with you on the acoustic set, one of the best, might just give it a listen tonite

PS: i can't wait for you to release/publish your complete '66-'79 GD show musings, i think i'm not the only one who is interested

This post was modified by Arbuthnot on 2011-03-05 00:18:58

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Poster: Reade Date: Mar 4, 2011 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Batman's Concierge

My DeadBase 9 doesn't even have a Setlist for this night.
Wherever this recording came from,......... it wasn't known for MANY years after the performance.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 4, 2011 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Batman's Concierge

Alfred College was a mysto show for a while. I'm afraid I'm in Vancouver right now, headed to BC for some heli-skiing and I don't have access to my notes. But I believe the master reels for the Alfred performance were mysteriously found under the stage at a show during the May '70 East Coast tour. Merrimec maybe? Perhaps someone can confirm this?

I can say that my concierce here has hooked me up. Saw some cool art today and now it's of to Vij's for the best Indian food in the world.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Mar 4, 2011 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alfred

Part of the show (the second part of the electric set, /Other One --> Lovelight) was found under the stage at the 5/14/70 show.
For some reason this circulated in the past as "5/19/70 St Louis", but eventually the right date was figured out.

The rest has come out in pieces - the second part of the acoustic set & the first part of the electric set came out later; and the first part of the acoustic set was only unveiled recently by Charlie Miller.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Mar 3, 2011 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alfred

Not much I can add to what's been said here, other than the Alfred show opened one of the greatest tours in GD history. No collection of essential 1970 performances can be considered complete this gem.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Mar 4, 2011 5:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alfred

Yes, this is a dandy, I always love to hear it. Partial to this New Speedway Boogie and That's It For The Other One. And of course you can't go wrong with the Dick's Pick night either. For some reason, when I think of this Alfred show, I associate it with 10/31/70 also. I think the reason is in my early tape collecting days, I may have had 5/1 and 10/31 next to each other, in the box. Then something came between them, namely 5/15, 5/14, 7/14, and 9/20, soon along came 10/4 - another Till the Morning Comes, and a few other gems from a year that shines like the lucky pot of gold.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-10-31.early-late.sbd.serafin.33566.flac16

By my reckoning this is exactly 6 months after Alfred, well, what's in a day? And there is also some nice listening in the New Riders show - can't go wrong with that.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-10-31.late.sbd.cousinit.16902.sbeok.shnf

I especially like the Viola Lee Blues > Cumberland Blues, from the early show. Viola, which after a sort of shaky start really gets blazed up, then that bluegrass picking banjo player with an electric guitar takes us back down to the mi-i-i-ine. There are a lot of highlights for me, even if some people in the reviews section feel let down. And what a good companion we have in Dick's Pick Vol 2. Man, what a great release that was when it came out, and for me it has stood the test of time. Not only in the years since it was released and I knew we were on to a great series of releases from the Vault, but timeless in the fact that - (is it just me?) this wonderful music from 41 years ago is equally relevant today as it was then. Not just to those lucky enough to be there, but people like me, who was only 5 years old and unaware at the time, but developing a love of music thanks to my parents, and also to people who weren't born yet and may have not even been born for another 20 years, some of the new fans of the band.

Well, I think I'm just rambling now, but I'm in a good mood.

Not to take away from the main point, being - 5/1/70 is a fantastic show always ready to please. So is 5/2/70- Dick's Picks Vol 8.

Oh, and by the way, one more thing, just to put an underline... Road Trips Vol. 3, No. 3 from 5/15/70 and the bonus disk from 5/14/70 was one of the most welcome additions to my crate. But doesn't everyone already know that by now?

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Poster: JB Date: Mar 3, 2011 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alfred

great acoustic set! sounds great.

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Poster: scotch_glass Date: Mar 3, 2011 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alfred

Yes, Master Bruce. The next night gets a lot of attention, deservingly so, but this is a great acoustic set by the band. Interested to give Set 2 (or is it Set 3?) a listen tonight.

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 3, 2011 5:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alfred

Who can deny!

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Poster: diablosandwich Date: Mar 3, 2011 6:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alfred

One of my favorites. My sister lives five miles down the road on Alfred/Almond road. Such a small campus, I couldn't imagine that concert being played there.

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Mar 3, 2011 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alfred

whether your just saying this is indeed a fantastic show or referring to the speedway boogie in particular, the new speedway boogie is a classic. one of my favorites (the show too).

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Mar 3, 2011 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alfred

whether your just saying this is indeed a fantastic show or referring to the speedway boogie in particular, the new speedway boogie is a classic. one of my favorites (the show too).

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Poster: geolectro Date: Mar 4, 2011 3:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alfred

my favorite candyman...